How many more people really are involved? The fact that they can’t find her is a total mystery, there working frantically trying to locate her, they have frozen her and her family’s accounts, reality is she is a rich powerful woman, with plenty of cashbehind her, and you’d probably think she would be better protected than the president himself. Can she buy her freedom through money and imitimidation? She has apparently 25 odd property’s and even some in the states- what else will they uncover?
Money that could of been better used to secure a better lively hood for all Filipinos that are struggling, even more now with all the flooding that is happening in and around Manila, I wrote an article previously about why It Floods in Manila?
So what is the Pork Barrel Funds? It is used all over the world with similar meanings,the term is commonly used in politics. Filipino legislators are allocated large sums of the annual national budget (200 million pesos for each senator and 70 million for each representative) in a program called the Priority Development Assistance Fund.
Public works projects, certain national defence spending projects, and agricultural subsidies are the most commonly cited examples. How long has this been an ongoing issue? And now it has opened the doors to what really goes on, were funding has gone and whats been misused. The reality people are misusing funds to better them selves, politically and financially.
From 2007 to 2009, 74 lawmakers exceeded their pork barrel allocations by hundreds of millions. Each senator gets P200 million a year in PDAF ( Priority Development Assistance Funds ). And it has been uncovered that at least 12 senators and around 180 congressmen, through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), funnelled P6.156 billion in pork barrel funds to 82 questionable non-government organisations (NGOs) from 2007 to 2009 . Well what are theses NGO let them come to light so we better understand them. How much more will come to light. Time will tell overall this needs better addressing, so people are better informed when and how money is spent, taxpayers money.
Misuse of funds it happens all over the world that is the reality doors are left open, people think get greedy, take advantage of the poor and there country, we had a similar case many years ago, with Christopher Skase and a couple of others, money that was never recuperated, they fled overseas and they could never bring him back, as he was in a safe haven, no treaties with certain country’s. and money spent trying to extradite them was in the millions, in reality was we wasted money on something that we couldn’t win. To bring him back to Australia to answer and be committed for his crimes, but he passed away, passed away enjoying what life he had, the money, luxury homes and the cars.
Best way is to live and learn, to better protect our investments and our taxpayers money.
We have a saying here the Fat Cats get Fatter….